TOTALLY IN TUNE
This was my first full-size violin, I’ve had it nearly 30 years, and I still play it on tour. It was bought for me at auction by my violin teacher after my parents raised the money – my mother was a wonderful singer and she and my dad would play anywhere. It was made in Germany in the 1930s and it has very rich, deep, soft tones like a viola. I’ve got to know this violin and it has got to know me, I play a certain way and it responds to me. It’s been very good to me.